Alcon’s commitment to science-based innovation is demonstrated by support of research covering relevant topics. Musculoskeletal pain issues affect ophthalmic surgeons and can have an impact on surgeon well-being and productivity.† Existing data appear to indicate that heads-up displays (HUD) can improve upon conventional microscopes by reducing ergonomic stress. A recent publication found in Clinical Ophthalmology provides further evidence that addresses the ergonomic benefits of HUD, to include the NGENUITY®3D Visualization System. This study, funded by Alcon, used an observational cross-sectional survey design to understand the use of HUD by US ophthalmic surgeons, and compared the ergonomic outcomes associated with HUD to a conventional optical microscope in the operating room (OR).
Findings included the following:†
- 82% of applicable surgeons reported feeling less pain/discomfort during operation since using HUD technology.
- A logistic regression model found those who reported using the device in greater than 50% of cases had more than a 5 times greater odds of reporting an improvement in pain since introducing HUD into the OR.
- Ergonomics was the second most common reason provided by surgeons to explain their preference for HUD.
You may view the article addressing these important data, below:
† Weinstock RJ, Ainslie-Garcia MH, Ferko NC, Qadeer RA, Morris LP, Cheng H, Ehlers JP. Comparative Assessment of Ergonomic Experience with Heads-Up Display and Conventional Surgical Microscope in the Operating Room. Clinical Ophthalmology 2021:15 347–356.
Link to article: https://www.dovepress.com/getfile.php?fileID=66109
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